Mexican author Juan Hernandez Luna, who twice won the Hammett Prize, died of kidney failure at the age of 47. Luna won the Hammett prize in 1997 and 2007 for the detective novels Tabaco para el Puma (Tobacco for the Puma) and Cadaver de Ciudad (City Corpse). He won other awards for his short stories, for Science Fiction and for non-fiction. I had the pleasure of meeting him in Gijon and in Cuba. He was a great supporter of writers and readers.